Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites: Cotton Anniversary Edition

Our second anniversary is next week and although we do not strictly adhere to the traditional gifts, I think it is fun to think of gifts that fit the custom.  The traditional gift for anniversary number two is cotton, which I found to be much more difficult than the paper tradition for the first anniversary.  These are a few of my favorite traditional second anniversary gift ideas.


Everyone wins with this gift!  Unfortunately, the scenic surroundings are not included.


Not only are Toms comfortable and fun, but purchasing a pair supports such a wonderful cause.  They come in so many fun patterns and colors now, there's sure to be a pair to suit everyone's style.  Plus, you could get matching pairs and start a slow descent into dressing alike.

A Trip to the South

There are no shortage of cotton related buildings in the south, including now defunct plantations and this Cotton Exchange in Savannah, Georgia.  I can personally vouch that Savannah is a lovely place to visit and I think it would make a splendid trip for a second anniversary.  Or, if the beach is more your scene, you could buy beach towels and head to your favorite locale.

Coton de Tulear Puppy

Mickey-Daily Puppy

As you know by now, I am kind of puppy crazy at the moment, so I just had to include these little guys.  Aptly nicknamed the Cotton Dog, these little fluffy pups are just too cute for words and would make such a great addition to any family.

Fancy Sheets

While sheets are a practical gift, that doesn't mean they have to be boring.  Nothing feels better than falling asleep between a luxurious set of sheets, but most of us only get to experience them in hotels because we don't want to shell out the cash to invest in nice sheets (guilty).  I think an anniversary is a great time to splurge a little on something both spouses will thoroughly enjoy.

Do you follow the traditional gift giving guide for anniversaries?


  1. We're close to our paper anniversary right now, and I'm struggling to think of something to give to Adam.

    I love the idea of a trip to Savannah or Charleston for the "cotton" gift! I also love the fancy sheets idea. I've heard of people replacing their husbands' entire undershirt/underwear/socks collection with brand new stuff, which is practical but thoughtful.

    1. How about a photo book? Or a poster? Maybe even something for his office?


    I have a hard time with the traditional gifts, but I try! We replaced our sheets for our second anniversary.


    We didn't do themed gifts this year, but I bet my husband would totally love a hammock. Also, I like the idea of a trip to Savannah, since we did take a trip for our first anniversary this year, and that could be our anniversary "theme."

  4. Get the Cotton Dog! And then send it to me!!

    Jenny Mac

  5. We've only had one anniversary so far, but I went traditional. Marc didn't know about the tradition, but I think I lucked out with a nice gift. :)

    I love the idea of splurging on sheets!


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